The star says looking like Rihanna stopped her being rejected for jobs because of her skin colour
There may only be one Rihanna, but it appears she has an uncanny lookalike out there.
Indian model Renee Kujur is pretty much the Barbadian singer’s twin, and says that her resemblance to the singer has helped her career enormously.
‘Photographers would tell their clients that I looked like Rihanna,’ she told the Hindustan Times. ‘That way, it was easier to convince them.
‘No one could deny that Rihanna was beautiful. That sort of worked in my favour. Those who called me kaali [black] and unattractive had to take back their words.’
Before people made the connection to the Fenty Beauty boss, Renee would often be passed over for jobs because of her skin colour, or have it lightened with Photoshop after shoots.
‘With such a deep-rooted prejudice in people’s mind, it would have been very tough to get work [otherwise],’ she added. ‘The Rihanna factor turned out to be a blessing.’
We’re sure you’ll agree they look so alike (and can both work a blue lipstick).
‘She in a way turned around destiny for me,’ Renee added. ‘I would love to meet her, surprise her and thank her.’
So similar are the pair that the model even goes by ‘badgalrenee’ on Instagram – just look at the side by side below.
Officially starting a petition to get these two a joint ad campaign.
We’re sure you’ll agree that both women are absolutely beautiful.